We will improve the learning of all young Australians

Updates to the National Report on Schooling data portal

14 April 2021

Today, ACARA has released new data on schools and schooling on the interactive National Report on Schooling data portal. The release includes updated data on:

  • school, student and staff numbers
  • student-teacher ratios
  • 2019 school finance data
  • enrolment rates and
  • apparent retention.

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The COVID-19 education impact – are parents more engaged?

06 April 2021

According to new research conducted for ACARA, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on parents’ understanding of their children’s education, with parents across Australia reporting that they have far greater insight now into their children’s schooling, irrespective of the length of time families had spent on remote learning.

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ACARA responds to News Corp’s false articles

18 March 2021

An article in News Corp papers today incorrectly states there have been changes to the My School website that prevent parents from comparing school performances on NAPLAN.

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ACARA CEO addresses SMH School Summit

01 March 2021

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently took to the stage as part of the third annual Sydney Morning Herald Schools Summit to discuss the upcoming Australian Curriculum Review.

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Redfern Speech anniversary

21 December 2020

In December we reflected on the landmark Redfern Speech made in 1992 by former Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.

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ACARA CEO meets with teachers

21 December 2020

ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, recently caught up with board members of the Australian Professional Teachers Association (APTA) to give them an update on the progress of the review of the Australian Curriculum.

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ACARA - Assessment


We run the National Assessment Program – the national tests students sit in school – including NAPLAN.

We undertake a range of research activities to deliver NAPLAN tests in an online environment in the future.

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